Valentina Lorenzetti

Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Brain & Mental Health Laboratory, Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences, MONASH University, Monash University

Dr Lorenzetti is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow of the Brain & Mental Health Laboratory, School of Psychological Sciences and Monash Institute of Clinical and Cognitive Neurosciences, MONASH University. She conducts her research at the Monash Biomedical Imaging facility.
Dr Lorenzetti completed her PhD in 2012 at the Department of Psychiatry of The University of Melbourne, which investigated neuroanatomical alterations of cannabis users using neuroimaging techniques.
Currently, her research examines brain and behavioral alterations in substance and behavioural addictions (e.g., cannabis use and problem gambling), using structural and functional neuroimaging; and impulsive and compulsive tendencies in normative cohorts using neurocognitive assessments.
Dr Lorenzetti is interested in developing ecological designs to examine self regulation in addiction. To this end, she has recently implemented investigations that use functional neuroimaging based neurofeedback, which allow allow the individual to actively modulate his/her own brain activity in real time, using Virtual Reality interfaces.


  • –present
    Monash Bridging Research Fellow, Brain & Mental Health Lab, Monash University